Faculty Profile

Dr. Ellen J. Silver, Ph.D.

Ellen J. Silver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Areas of Research: adolescent reproductive health caregiver adjustment child health services psychosocial functioning/mental health

Professional Interests

I am a Developmental Psychologist and health services researcher with expertise in methodology and statistics and the Associate Director of Research for the Montefiore School Health Program (MSHP).  I provide consultation and assistance to faculty on many different types of studies and also am involved in research training of medical and social science graduate students and fellows.  I have been involved in several studies focusing on sexual behavior in urban adolescents, including randomized trials of several risk reduction interventions, and am currently working with a team to evaluate the implemention of improved reproductive health services to high school students using MSHP clinics as well as several other projects there.  I was the PI on an NIMH-funded R34 project that examined the feasibility and acceptability of a family-based risk HIV/STD prevention program and a co-investigator on a study that used community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to study health disparities for Bronx minority youth, through which we designed and evaluated a community-based mental health intervention for teens.  I currently am a co-investigator on an ongoing NIH funded multi-cohort study tthat is examing environmental effects of NICU stays on health and neurodevelopment of pre-term infants through middle childhood.  My other work has examined a variety of risk and resilience factors influencing children’s health and psychological adjustment, including studies of the impact of childhood chronic illness on families and the role of parenting stress, and includes two recent studies of transition to adult care among youth with special health care needs.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Van Etten, Room 6B-24
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 718.862.1752
Fax: 718.862.1754
ellen.silver@einstein.yu.edu

Research Information